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Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
Capital: Dhaka
Population: 158,665,000
Independence Day: 16 December 1971 (from West Pakistan)
Date Joined: 1972
Currency: Taka (BDT)
Total Area: 144,000 sq km
Languages: Bangla (Bengali), English
Head of the Government: Prime Minister Hon Sheikh HASINA (since 6 January 2009)
Web site: http://www.bangladesh.gov.bd
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Bangladesh sends China $6.4bn infrastructure wishlist

The Economic Relations Division, which made the request in a letter to the Chinese government, is hoping to elicit $1.6bn to expand Payra seaport and $1.2bn for a 10km-long bridge between the city of Barisal and the suburb of Bhola, across two rivers in the Ganges delta. The Payra project, the first phase of which was completed in 2016, is eventually expected to cost up to $15bn. So far, the China Harbour Engineering Company and China State Engineering

News Source:globalconstructionreview
News Type:News Published date: 02-July-2020

Bangladesh Minister Sheikh Abdullah dies of coronavirus

A Bangladesh government Minister died due to the novel coronavirus, as tests conducted after his death at a hospital in Dhaka revealed he was suffering from COVID-19, officials said on Sunday. Junior Minister for Religious Affairs, Sheikh Abdullah, died on Saturday night at the Combined Military Hospital, reports Efe news. "He was feeling chest pain and (had) breathing problems, doctors declared him dead once he reached the hospital. He died possibly on his way," his colleague,

News Source:indiatvnews
News Type:News Published date: 15-June-2020

Bangladesh announces 8.6 bln USD stimulus package to cushion COVID-19's economic impact

Bangladesh has announced a stimulus package of 727.50 billion taka (about 8.57 billion U.S. dollars) to help cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the announcement of the support package in a televised speech in capital Dhaka on Sunday. In her speech, Hasina said COVID-19 escalation could cut the country's economic growth. To better manage the impact caused by the COVID-19, she said the government will extend such funds in future. According to the prime minister, the country's remittance income, capital market and low-income groups already felt the pinch of COVID-19.

News Source:xinhuanet.com
News Type:News Published date: 05-April-2020

PM Hasina: This Eid, stand by the poor, vulnerable groups amid Covid-19 pandemic

The government will be with people until the coronavirus pandemic is over, says Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called the countrymen to stand beside the poor and vulnerable groups as the country is going to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr amid an escalating coronavirus crisis. Reaffirming her government’s stance to be there with people until the coronavirus crisis is over, the prime minister said this is not difficult at all to overcome any pressing problem if people remain united, reports UNB. "Cyclone, [natural] calamities and pandemic will be there; we’ve to move ahead facing those. To face any calamity,

News Source:dhakatribune
News Type:News Published date: 24-May-2020

Covid-19: Chinese president phones Bangladesh PM offering help

During the 25-minute conversation, Xi Jinping offered to send an expert team to Bangladesh, and assured Sheikh Hasina of continuing its support Chinese President Xi Jinping called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over phone on Wednesday, and proposed to send an expert team to help Bangladesh combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. “The Chinese president phoned the prime minister around 5pm today and wanted to know from her about the coronavirus situation in Bangladesh,” the prime minister’s Press

News Source:dhakatribune
News Type:News Published date: 21-May-2020

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